Did you know that there is more than just a difference of colour when it comes to Asian versus Caucasian hair? Asian hair strands tend to be round and thick, less dense but relatively stronger and more resistant to breakage as compared to Caucasian hair. However, Asians tend to have oilier scalps – partly due to our hot and humid weather – and this is why frequent washing is needed to prevent tresses from looking flat and greasy.
“If the climate is really humid like Singapore, then it’s good to have a lighter shampoo for everyday use,” says Celia Tham, creative director of BLOC+ The Salon. “It also depends on whether you’re targeting the hair or the scalp. Scalp shampoos do more deep-cleansing and they also help to thicken fine hair, but they are usually a little more drying. Soothing scalp shampoos are gentler and more suitable for daily use.”
“Coarse and dry hair should opt for more moisturising shampoos. If you feel that makes your hair too limp or greasy, balance it with a lighter conditioner,” advises Celia.
Scroll through the gallery below for some shampoos that meet the needs of Asian locks!
Text: Goh Yee Huay and Melissa Chew / Her World / October 2017
Additional text: Cheryl Lim, Smita DeSouza
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